Rosa C. Martinez Montoya
Our beloved Rosa C. Martinez Montoya passed away on July 15, 2013.
Born in Taos, New Mexico on February 3, 1914, she graduated from Mount St. Scholastica Academy in Canon City, Colorado. She was a member of La Sociedad Folklorica and very active in the St. Francis Alter Society.
Rosa was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Tony Lujan. She is survived by her husband of 74 years, John B. Montoya and a sister-in-law, Ida Martinez; two daughters, Christina Lujan and Connie Archuleta and husband Rudy; six grandchildren: Richard Lujan (Michele Nolting), John Lujan (Lorie Pacheco), and Roberta Lujan, Phillip Archuleta (Suzanne), Leon Archuleta and Alicia Archuleta; and 8 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank Mi Casa Bonita, Victoria and Veronica Carillo and all the staff and also PMS Hospice especially Nurse PJ.
Rosa was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed knitting, reading, playing cards and traveling.
A Rosary for Rosa will be recited at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Thursday, July 18 at 11:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon. Reception will follow. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery Friday, July 19 at 9:45 am.
Pallbearers: Richard Lujan, John Lujan, Phillip Archuleta, Leon Archuleta, and Derrick Herrera.
Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from July 18 to July 19, 2013